What had malaria wrought me


Shakespeare, yes, a close relation of mine, being of member of the same family Hominidae. For that matter you are too. I find it quite amusing that when some writers mention someone of the same surname to theirs, but not directly related in a family tree, as ‘no relation’. Biologically speaking we are all closely related (99.99% genetic similarity). Chimpanzees are our first cousins, and bacteria a bit distant. Calling someone ‘no relation’ is a bit harsh and somewhat a denial of the universal tree of life.

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